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Interview: Ana Cristina Rosa, Dipteron

12 Jul 2016, 10:00 UTC
Interview: Ana Cristina Rosa, Dipteron
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Ana Cristina Rosa is the founder and leader of the Dipteron team. Dutch and originally from Brazil, she is a lawyer with background and knowledge in the space sector and work experience in international organisations. Since 2008 she has also been working as an observer legal advisor of the Brazilian delegation during the Legal Subcommittee meetings of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (COPUOS) in Vienna. Apart from this, she is expert member of the Brazilian Association of Air and Space Law and regularly publishes articles in the space sector.With her startup Dipteron, she plans to use space technologies to help combat infectious diseases transmitted by Aedes mosquitos by identifying high-risk areas and mitigating the risk of infection. We spoke to Ana a little bit about her startup and how she is using space data in this way.Spaceoneers: What is the value proposition of your company?Ana Cristina Rosa: Dipteron is an application for detecting Aedes mosquito risks areas. Basically the application will mitigate the risk of encountering an infection by Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses caused diseases transmitted by the bite of this mosquito. It can help international business travellers against contracting the diseases; it ...

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